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Only half of truck drivers use safety belt

August 29, 2013
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Wearing a safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts, according to truck-maker, Volvo.

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Walsall transport manager disqualified indefinitely

August 29, 2013

A transport manager and skip operator has lost his licence to run HGVs, following a ruling by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, Nick Jones.

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On course towards accident-free driving

August 28, 2013
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Volkswagen has set the goal of exploiting all potentials that contribute towards significantly reducing traffic fatalities as well as the sheer number of accidents. All of these activities are bundled under the company’s “Vision Zero” concept. In the development of innovative driver assistance systems, Volkswagen is pursuing this vision as systematically as it is the…

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Intertruck offers winter maintenance advice

August 27, 2013
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As the year progresses and we move into the winter months, workshops must begin to consider the forthcoming weather conditions and the specific requirements of the vehicles. The cold weather can lead to extended journey times, vehicles unnecessarily being off the road and there is added stress on drivers who have to cope with arduous…

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Final few places remain for Charity Cycle Challenge

August 27, 2013

Last minute challengers from the transport industry are being invited to join Transaid’s London to Amsterdam cycle ride – a three-day event from Romford to Dam Square, which begins on September 13.

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Abbey Logistics takes 10 DAF XFs

August 26, 2013
Abbey Logistics takes 10 DAF XFs

Fast growing Merseyside operator Abbey Logistics Group has put 10 new DAF XF105 tractor units and 15 Feldbinder dry powder tanks on the road to meet a contract it has secured with Lhoist UK, a leading producer of lime products. The trucks and trailers represent an investment by the company of over 1.5 million pounds…

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Lockwood Haulage invests in fleet

August 25, 2013
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One of Palletforce’s newest members, Lockwood Haulage has invested in new fleet to handle the increase in volume it has seen since joining the network.

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Welch’s Transport choose Renault

August 25, 2013
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Impressive fuel returns and reliability has seen Welch’s Transport take delivery of a further two new Renault Premium tractor units. The new Premiums will service a recently extended contract for a major global customer, Ardex, as Welch’s Transport confirms that the Renault Premium is its ‘truck of choice’ moving forward. The two Renault Premium Route…

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Jeffreys Haulage orders Stralis Hi-Ways

August 25, 2013
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Jeffreys Haulage ordered its first four Stralis Hi-Way (AS440S46TX/P) twin-steer tractor units after seeing the International Truck of the Year 2013 on the Iveco stand at the CV Show.

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Intertruck launches Rymec OE quality clutch range

August 25, 2013
Intertruck launches Rymec OE quality clutch range

When you need a replacement clutch you want the product to be fit for purpose, delivered quickly and easy to install. Recognising this, CV parts specialist Intertruck is investing heavily in a wide range of clutch part numbers from Rymec. All of the products will be available from the 30+ branches across the Intertruck network.

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Damac Transporters grows Renault fleet

August 23, 2013
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Company expansion has led nationwide bulk powder distributors, Damac Transporters, to add a further 10 Renault trucks to its 38-strong all Renault fleet. The Renault Premium 460.25 6×2 tractor units, with Privilege cabs and Optidriver gearbox, were supplied through Renault Trucks distributor, Thompson Commercials Hull. The trucks have discharge equipment and air compressors, supplied and…

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Volvo Trucks to run fuel efficiency workshops at FTA Transport Manager

August 21, 2013

At the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conferences, which return during the autumn of 2013, sponsors Volvo Trucks will present an interactive workshop on the findings of their Driver Challenge competitions, highlighting fuel issues including empty running, engine idling and coasting. Volvo will be using interactive presentation tools to compare delegates’ expectations with their research…

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